Equestrian might not be a widely followed and popular sport in India but it has made its inroads as a niche sport. The sport also garnered a lot of interest after Fouaad Mirza’s exploits at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.
He was the third Indian equestrian to qualify for the Olympics. It ended a two-decade long wait for Indian representation in the sport of equestrian at the Summer Games.
Equestrian in India is popularized from the Embassy International Riding School, run by Silva Storai – India’s only professional female jockey. She is the only female jockey in the world to have won two Derbies.
Silva Storai is the director of the Embassy International Riding School. She has been running it for more than two decades and churning out champions in the sport. Having taken to the sport at the tender age of 13, Silva Storai has seen the sport grow manifold in her long and illustrious career.